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Cecilia Marie Matthews

September 12, 1929 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


It is with a smile on our faces and a twinkle in our eyes that we celebrate the vibrant life of Cecilia Marie Matthews. A fierce and fabulous woman who lived life with a generous spirit, a loving heart, and a wicked sense of humor. She blessed this world with her presence, her laughter, and her incredible knack for finding the best deals on QVC.

Born, raised, and educated in sunny California, Cecilia was a proud alumna of the Ramona Convent in Alhambra and later attended Pasadena City College. She then used her education to bring a little sunshine into the dental office where she worked as an assistant for three years. But don't be fooled, she was more than just a pretty faced dental assistant. This lady had a magnetic personality that attracted more than just cavities.

One fine day in 1948, while enjoying a meal at the Twoheys Drive-in Diner in San Marino, CA, a daring gentleman named Billie Matthews climbed into her convertible to introduce himself. Now, it's not every day that a man leaps into your car, but Cecilia was no ordinary woman. She was captivated by his adventurous spirit, and they tied the knot in 1949, embarking on a love story that spanned over four decades.

In true Cecilia style, she wholeheartedly embraced her husband's entrepreneurial spirit. She wasn't just his wife; she was his partner, his cheerleader, and his best salesperson. Cecilia could sell ice to an Eskimo, and she loved nothing more than marketing and selling Billie's incredible inventions.

But her greatest joy and passion were her family. As a mother to Pamela and a grandmother to Kevin and Kimberly, she showered them with love and instilled in them her spirited zest for life. Pamela's husband, Chris Conlin, Kevin’s wife Hillary and Kimberly's husband, Tim Frost, were also brought into the fold of her affections. And let's not forget her great-grandchildren, River and Walker Frost and Hunter Conlin, who were the apple of her eye. She loved them more than a clearance sale on QVC, and that's saying something!

Cecilia was an avid traveler who loved to shop till she dropped. She was the queen of retail therapy and had a black belt in shopping. Her closets were full of surprises.

Cecilia was a woman of many words, but if we had to choose just three to describe her, they would be generous, loving, and spirited. Her generosity was vast, her love deep and her spirit as bright as her sparkling personality.

Life with Cecilia was never dull. She was the life of the party and the light of our lives. She filled our hearts with laughter, our homes with love, and our closets with QVC merchandise. Her absence leaves a void that can never be filled, but her spirit lives on in the memories we shared, the love she gave, and the laughter she inspired.

So, as we remember Cecilia Marie Matthews, let's not mourn her departure, but celebrate the life she lived and the joy she brought into our lives. And in true Cecilia style, let's do it with a smile on our faces, a twinkle in our eyes, and a fabulous pair of shoes from QVC on our feet. After all, that's what she would have wanted.

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Graveside Service
September 16, 2023

10:00 AM
Ascension Cemetery
24754 Trabuco Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630


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